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February 10, 2014
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April 7 court date for accused traffickers
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Four St James men arrested last June after being accused of transporting cocaine in a car will be tried on April 7 in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court.

Robert Davis, bus driver, from Providence Heights; Howard Scott, also a bus driver, of Irwin; Omar Scott of John's Hall and Norman Griffiths, vendor, also from John's Hall, are charged with possession of and trafficking cocaine.

Allegations are that a police team, acting on information, followed two motor cars along the Providence main road heading towards Ironshore. The cars were eventually intercepted and searched, and a plastic bag containing five pounds of cocaine found in one. The four men who were in the cars were subsequently arrested.

Last Thursday, when the men appeared, clerk of the court Natalie Malcolm told presiding magistrate Wilson Smith that the case-file against them was complete.

"Are the witnesses here?" Smith asked.

"No, Your Honour, I will ask for subpoenas for them," said Malcolm.

The four defendants subsequently had their bails extended until April 7.

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